Author Topic: Isobella Warren Gordon  (Read 8160 times)

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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:25 BST (UK) »
Have you looked at a death certificate for her?
You say she died in Italy in 1959. Do you have an exact date  of death?

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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:30 BST (UK) »
There is a death registration on Scotlands People for a Isabella W Gordon born 1+/- 1874  in 1960- St Andrew district, Edinburgh, Midlothian. 

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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:37 BST (UK) »
In Scotlands people there is a death certificate for her being born in Tain but by this time in Italy. aged 79 staying in a villa, Has an Alex McVicar Church of Scotland(FRIEND)

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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:43 BST (UK) »
So this death certificate must be the one I'm referring to in 1960.

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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:48 BST (UK) »
Might be she was working/living/helping at the sailors rest Genoa as that's mentioned. 

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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:51 BST (UK) »
Going to be difficult to prove that she lived at those addresses in Edinburgh and Leeds. I'd look at Valuation Rolls an 1911 Census if I were you. Other than that I would hunt for a newspaper obit. Again not an easy task!!

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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 19:45 BST (UK) »
All I can add is that Mrs Barbara Gordon (1898) and James Gordon (1902) both appear to have died at their home - "Gordonville" in Dingwall. I've not established what street that house is in (likely renamed since?)
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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 23 October 14 21:45 BST (UK) »
This might be a clue (hopefully) 37 Grange Loan 

"Blind soldiers started being received at a small hostel at No. 37 Grange Loan, Edinburgh in late 1915."

http://www.royalblind.org/scottish-war-blinded/history

I wonder if they have records of nurses or trainees?
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
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Re: Isobella Warren Gordon
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 23 October 14 23:39 BST (UK) »
A photo of the headstone of her (possible) parents is at:
http://gravestones.rosscromartyroots.co.uk/picture/number11592.asp

The obituary of either may state where their children were living. Also the informant on a death certificate is usually required to give an address. If Isobella was the informant on either, it may help...?

I may be able to look up a local newspaper archive for the obits if you think it might help, but not for a few weeks.